Whilst sorting and rationalising all the files on my computer, I found these five photographs from one or two of the first IABSM games that I ever ran.

I say "one or two" because I think that these shots are actually from two games: a scenario called "Close Encounters of the First Kind" that appeared in Wargames Illustrated before it went all Battlefront; and another game called "Pont Neuf".

Highlights of these photographs are the white cardboard roads and the hedges made out of green ring binders...which I made the secretaries at work order specially so that I could borrow a few and use them like this! Well, everyone's collection of terrain has to start somewhere!

Robert Avery